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ordain someone

 (as) something
1. Lit. to establish someone as a priest or minister. In a lovely ceremony, they ordained David as a priest. He was ordained as a priest by a bishop.
2. Fig. to establish someone as something. They ordained the poor old man as a deputy sheriff. Was he duly ordained as a Mercedes mechanic?
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95) Paragraph 2 of this article continues: "Urban property performs its social function when it meets the fundamental requirements for the ordainment of the city as set forth in the master plan.
In it, every matter of ordainment is decreed--by Our command.
The Making of an Archbishop details the extraordinary rise of the Aberdeenshire priest's rural beginnings to his ordainment as the Archbishop of Glasgow.
Varuna's vratas--the things he has willed--constitute (despite the lack of any formal utterance) a sort of law, an ordainment by action.
Pastors have religious authority, based on their insight into religious issues, personal fitness for such office, place in an ecclesiastical organization (the ordainment lends authority), and commitment to their flock.
It is in that time--in its fleetingness and in its infinity--that our Constitution has its ordainment and establishment.